Chinese name:
Benxi City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Weining Forced Labor Camp of Benxi City
Case Description:

Qiu Zhiyan, A Practitioner in Benxi City, Liaoning Province, was Persecuted to Death. Here is his story.

Qiu Zhiyan, a 35-year-old male Dafa practitioner from Benxi City of Liaoning Province, was persecuted to death.

Qiu Zhiyan was a former employee of No.1 Benxi City Steel Integration Company, and had earned Bachelor's degree. He was sentenced to three years in a labor camp because he appealed in Beijing in October 1999, and continued to practice Falun Gong at Benxi City Weining Forced Labor Camp. At the detention center, he was tortured and severely beaten, which caused him great physical and mental agony. At the time of his torture, the guards used an especially gruesome method, which causes excruciating pain. This despicable method, called "Stretch", is used on felonious criminals or criminals who have been sentenced to death. Here it was used on Qiu to force him give up practicing. Under usual circumstances, nobody can endure this excruciating abuse even for one day. However, the guards "stretched" Qiu Zhiyan for 4 days and nights. Despite their immense cruelties, Qui refused to give in. Then, in panic and vexation, they sent Qiu Zhiyan to a mental hospital. He was later bailed out by his relatives. When he was released, his body had been grotesquely deformed by the torture he had endured at the hands of those animals in human skin with minds of devils.

After that, in October 2000, Qiu Zhiyan, who was by now penniless, somehow bought a copy of Zhuan Falun and two hand-copied scriptures of Master Li's, and went to appeal in Beijing again. In November, he was arrested by Xingcheng City police [Liaoning Province]. After again being beaten brutally, he was escorted back by the Benxi City police. According to policy, every practitioner who went to appeal and was escorted back should be sentenced to a labor camp. However, this time police released Qiu Zhiyan back home. He passed away several days later.

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